Sat. Mar 23rd, 2019

2019 Moccasin Creek Full Fuel Dash Enduro Race Report

FMF KTM Manufacturing unit Racing’s Kailub Russell grabbed his second total victory of the season on the Moccasin Creek Dash Enduro, spherical 2 of the Kenda Full Fuel Dash Enduro sequence in Blackshear, Georgia. Heavy rains earlier than the race compelled organizers to change the course, shortening the 2 exams, which made racing much more aggressive. Russell remained comparatively mistake-free over the course of the two-day occasion and finally received seven of the 12 exams to complete 19 seconds forward of second-place-finisher Josh Strang.

“It was fairly shut racing, however total it was a reasonably uneventful weekend for me,” Russell stated. “I didn’t have any errors to talk of and I felt fairly good each days.”

Russell prolonged his lead within the championship standings along with his win, and now sits seven factors forward of Strang (55 to 48), with FMF KTM Manufacturing unit Racing’s Josh Toth in third with 41 factors. Strang claimed two wins, one every day, en path to second total. The race was the Australian’s second as a member of the Babbitt’s/Monster Power/Kawasaki workforce.

“The occasions had been fairly shut between the highest 5 or 6 guys, so there was little room for errors,” Strang stated. “Sadly, I had a few foolish ones on Saturday and that was irritating, however total the weekend was good.”

Rockstar Power Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing’s Thad Duvall rounded out the rostrum, ending 13 seconds behind Strang. After beginning gradual on Saturday, Strang picked up the tempo on Sunday and beat out Duvall for the second day win. Toth remains to be adapting to the Dash Enduro format, however demonstrated how far he has come by successful the ultimate check of the weekend. The Connecticut rider was simply 9 seconds out of third on Sunday. Babbitt’s Monster Power Kawasaki’s Jordan Ashburn rounded out the highest 5, the Tennessee rider making an enormous enchancment over his debut experience with the workforce at spherical 1.

Evan Smith received the Pro2 class with a sixth place total end on his Husqvarna/Max Motorsports/FXR FC 250. The Georgia rider now has two wins within the class and is sitting on a stable lead within the standings. Path Jesters Racing KTM’s Ben Kelley was seventh total, ending 13 seconds behind Smith. In the meantime, Andrew Delong put his Phoenix Racing Honda into eighth.

Beta USA teammates Cody Barnes and Mike Witkowski rounded out the highest 10, respectively. Witkowski received the Pro2 class on Saturday, however popped his shoulder misplaced on Sunday and gave technique to Barnes and Smith.

Husqvarna-backed Tayla Jones took the general win within the Ladies’s Professional class by 48 seconds over MEP MX KTM’s Mackenzie Tricker. Ohio’s Becca Sheets on a Maxxis-sponsored KTM was third, with Shelby Rolen in fourth on a Kawasaki.

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The brand new Professional-Am class, which serves as a steppingstone for novice riders to maneuver into the professional courses, was received by RJ Cook dinner on a KTM. Brewer Cawley completed within the runner-up spot on his Yamaha whereas Conner Smith rode his Husqvarna to 3rd place.

The Kenda Full Fuel Dash Enduro Collection returns to motion on April 6-7 in Greeneville, Tennessee for spherical three of the sequence. For more information on the sequence go to sprintenduro.com.

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